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Old 01-02-07, 12:54 PM   #1
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2007 GT Races .... lay it down!

Okay, let's cut through the bull. What are your predictions for this year's Grand Tours? I'll start:

Okay, with the new year upon us, let's hear some early predictions on this year's Grand Tours. I know that we don't know all the variables yet, but that's what will make this thread fun to review after each GT. I'll go first:

Giro=Ivan Basso (how will Johan race the Giro?)
Le Tour=Jan Ullrich (yup, the BIG German is coming back!)
Vuelta=Alexander Vinokourov (2-fer -even though my head says Valverde)

If Operation Puerto explodes onto the scene in 2007, I reserve the right to change all 3 of these pix, though.
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Giro - any Italian
Tour - not a Frenchman
Vuelta - whoever blew at the Tour
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Giro - any Italian
Tour - not a Frenchman
Vuelta - whoever blew at the Tour

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Top 3 le Tour:

1. Jan Ullrich (I said it before, and now I cannot take it back!)
2. Vino
3. Basso (1 bad day in the mountains)
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im pulling for basso in le tour
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Difficult to go against Basso. Valverde is a threat. But, I think this is the year of Vinokourov.

Giro - Basso
Tour - Vinokourov
Vuelta - Valverde
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Difficult to go against Basso. Valverde is a threat. But, I think this is the year of Vinokourov.

Giro - Basso
Tour - Vinokourov
Vuelta - Valverde
+1 That would be my predictions as well, I will befinately be pulling for Vino in the tour this year.
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+1 That would be my predictions as well, I will befinately be pulling for Vino in the tour this year.
Vino: When in doubt - ATTACK!
Vino: When NOT in doubt - ATTACK!
What's not to love?

If the bulk of the contenders don't get eliminated from contention before the race begins (as with last year), it's going to be a great race. If Basso is on (no pun intended!) I don't know if there is anyone who can really compete with him. However, I guarantee that Vino will take risks, and ride hard all the way to Paris. Bring it!
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